Low Maintenance Gardening.

My garden has gone to rack and ruin.  I’d like to blame it on the addition to the family of a Collie puppy called Polgara  but to be honest there has been so much going on the garden and this blog have taken a back seat.  The perennial weeds have really got a hold and there will be a lot of hard work required to get the garden looking its best.

So how can you keep on top of your garden if you have limited time.

  • Reduce the size of your lawn. A lawn is very high maintenance.  Consider what you need the lawn for.
  • Prevent the weeds from growing by mulching.  A good layer of mulch will inhibit weeds reducing maintenance whilst still looking attractive.  Bark or garden compost both make great mulches.
  • Low maintenance plants.  Plants vary greatly in the amount of maintenance that they require. Choose plants that don’t need pruning or excessive watering during the summer.

If all of the above fails then hire a gardener and sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy.

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We moved into this house in 2013. At that time the garden was a blank canvas, This blog is a scrapbook of my gardening journey. Something I can look back on and remember the highs and lows, something that perhaps other people will enjoy reading and hopefully commenting on along the way.

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